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Ethical Decision-Making in School Mental Health

James C. Raines and Nic T. Dibble


Ethical decision making in school mental health provides mental health professionals with a seven-step approach to managing ethical predicaments. It combines guidance from four major codes of ethics, including the American School Counseling Association, National Association of School Nurses, National Association of School Psychologists, and National Association of Social Workers. Ethical issues are endemic for mental health professionals working with minors in a host setting like schools. New interventions, evolving technologies, and a patchwork of ethical and legal guidelines create a constan ... More

Keywords: ethical decision-making, ethical issues, interprofessional ethics, mental health services, multidisciplinary team, schoolchildren, school counseling, school mental health, school psychology, school social work

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197506820
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197506820.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James C. Raines, author
California State University, Monterey Bay

Nic T. Dibble, author
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction